Sports and wine, ice cream galore and other food news from Pittsburgh

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Millie’s house on Highland Ave.

PAAR x Millie’s and PAAR x
square cafe
81 South 19th St., south side.

Square Café will focus on the fight to end sexual violence by donating a portion of every purchase made through August to Pittsburgh Action Against Rape. A week ago, PAAR also announced that customers visiting the nonprofit’s South Side office can enjoy free ice cream courtesy of Millie’s Homemade.

Multiple locations.
Fans of the Choco Taco have been desperate since news broke that the ice cream novelty was being retired. But if you’re local, you can get your Choco Taco fix at Burgatory with their themed milkshake, now available at all Burgatory locations. Plus, little Burgatory fans can eat for free throughout August. From now until Wednesday, August 31, customers can receive a free kid’s meal with the purchase of a signature, custom or special burger. Free Kids Meals are only available for children under 12 years old. Those interested in the offer can subscribe to the Burgatory mailing list.

Spork Pit x Animal Lifeline
5349 Penn Ave, Garfield.
On Friday, August 5, Spork Pit, a popular barbecue spot, will be teaming up with Animal Lifeline to host a special adoption event. Meet a new four-legged friend while enjoying delicious Texas-style barbecue and specialty cocktails.

A barbecue sandwich loaded with Spork Pit sits on red and white graph paper.

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Spork Pit Admiral Pulled Pork Sandwich

Riverhounds x Narcisi Winery
4578 Gibsonia Road, Gibsonia.

Narcisi Winery will now provide wine during Riverhounds games at Highmark Stadium. The team also collaborates with Primanti Bros. for Primanti Row, a promotion where during each match a certain row will receive official Primanti Bros. merchandising.

Kingfly Spirits
2613 Smallman Street, Strip area.
Summer is in full swing on Friday August 12 when Kingfly hosts an island-themed event. Ohana: A Tiki Night promises to be a “tribute to the spirit of the south seas, bringing a taste of the islands right here to the Strip District” with food by Chef Rafael Vencio and specialty cocktails. Tickets are $15. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

Chantal cheese
4402 Penn Ave, Bloomfield.
Chantal’s Cheese is hosting a wine and cheese pairing event on Wednesday August 3rd at Churchview Farm. Taste cheeses provided by Chantal’s and wine by Allora Wine Group. Tickets are $70 and are available at

Click to enlarge A selection of labeled cheeses at Chantal's Cheese in Bloomfield

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Various cheeses at Chantal’s Cheese Shop

Bruster’s x Heyward House
Multiple locations.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream has teamed up with Pittsburgh Steeler Cam Heyward for a special ice cream treat. The Heyward Blitz Sundae comes with homemade cookie dough ice cream, topped with chocolate syrup, Oreo cookies, brownie bites and whipped cream. With each sold, Brusters will donate $1 to Heyward House, described as dedicated to “impacting the lives of young people today by ensuring that every child has someone in their corner, who support them.”

Summer Fade Festival
1900 Main St., Canonsburg.
The Summer Fade Away Festival on Thursday, August 4 will bring food, music and more to downtown Southpointe. Listen to live performances from No Bad Juju and See the Summer, and enjoy deals from food trucks like Slo Coast Taco Shop, RoadRunner Hot Dawgs, and Kona Ice. Other vendors and children’s activities will also be available. All proceeds benefit the Autism Care Center.

Bistro take away Cafe
415 East Ohio Street, North Side.
On Tuesday, August 2, Bistro To Go Café opens its doors with a new menu offering breakfast and all-day brunch, as well as sandwiches and salads. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options will also be available.

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